Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

Hazelnut production update July 28, 2021

Current Status Nuts are developing well and harvest will be approaching soon. Squirrels and chipmunks have been very active in orchards and may eat or spoil much of the nut crop before it has a chance to mature. Refer to … Continue reading

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OMAFRA’s Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario now available online

Publication 863, Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario is now available for download on the OMAFRA website. This 150-page guide provides growers, advisors and researchers with a comprehensive handbook on the basic and advanced methods of producing hazelnuts in Ontario, … Continue reading

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June 29, 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Update

Crop Status As we reach the end of June, most growers are happy with their tree growth and don’t have many production issues to report. Some had experienced sudden death of older and healthy trees near the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Pest Report – June 24, 2021

There’s lots of pest activity in southern Ontario hazelnut orchards at this time. New eastern filbert blight infections are getting ready to burst through bark. Gypsy moth, aphids, scale and bud mite are all active in orchards, as are their … Continue reading

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June 16, 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Update

Crop Status Hazelnut nut clusters can now be seen in most varieties across southern Ontario. Some folks are seeing nut clusters form for the first time since planting – congratulations! In that case, you may be interested in an event … Continue reading

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June 3, 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Update

Welcome to the first instalment of the 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Report from your OMAFRA tree nut team: Jenny Liu, Maple, Tree Nut and Agroforestry Specialist and Melanie Filotas, Horticulture IPM Specialist! We aim to post every few weeks during … Continue reading

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